Thad Cochran’s Senate Seat

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Your DGB for this weekend is to help elect a democrat in Mississippi.

Turns out, Roger Wicker’s isn’t the only Mississippi Senate seat up for grabs this year. Thad Cochran is retiring April 1st after approximately 200 years as Senator, triggering a special election for his seat. FiveThirtyEight points out the benefits for Democrats of Mississippi’s nonpartisan special election format here:

One of the things that needs to happen is for the Republicans to put up a really bad candidate. “But, DGB,” you say, “however will they find one of those??” Enter Chris McDaniel, a crazy person, who could split the GOP vote enough to sow plenty of chaos.

Because this special election is a fairly new story, we don’t yet know the candidates who will appear on the ballot. But, you can donate to the Mississippi Democratic Party here:, where you can also keep abreast of this evolving senate race.